Modern World History (Grade 9)

Modern World History examines the major historical and social trends of the modern era in an attempt to understand the nature and origins of the 21st century world. A primary emphasis of the course is on considering those historical events and processes that have had a lasting impact on our present reality in order to help students make sense of the rapidly-changing world in which they live. Topics of emphasis in the fall and winter include the foundation of modern political systems, industrialization and imperialism, and their impact across the globe. In the spring, the focus will center on major 20th century events through a wide variety of voices in order to examine the growing complexity and challenges of a more interconnected world.